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All content is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license, unless otherwise noted. All other information, art, skill images, are Copyright to their original creators, NCSoft, or ArenaNet.

from about be used? I didn't want to put anything there because i've no idea about copyrights =P Skuld 02:05, 8 Oct 2005 (EST)

Ping! Skuld asks a good question, we should have something here. --Karlos 17:34, 20 October 2005 (EST)
That's the license that I chose for the site on it's creation, yep. For some reason the logo isn't showing up since the upgrade. Have to fix that. Gravewit 17:55, 20 October 2005 (EST)

There's a newer version of the Creative Commons license -- the hyperlink should link to v2.5 instead of v2.0: Also, there should be a (c) after the word Copyright in the second sentence: "... are Copyright (c) to their original..." Banaticus 08:59, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

I think we'd have to note work edited AFTER we change the note is 2.5, since as we're not the copyright holders we can't relicense things without changing them. --Fyren 16:04, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Mention NCSoft copyrights and trademarks.[]

The following lines should be added to this copyright notice. — Stabber  23:58, 3 June 2006 (CDT)

  • Guild Wars is (c) 2005, NCSoft Corporation and Arena Net, Inc., all rights reserved.
  • Guild Wars Factions is (c) 2006, NCSoft Corporation and Arena Net, Inc., all rights reserved.

Guild Wars, Guild Wars Prophecies, Guild Wars Factions, game content, logos, and materials are trademarks and copyrights of NCsoft Corporation and its Licensors and used with permission.

Copyrights violation[]

A lot of pages about Gwen PvE skills were stolen from the official wiki. Just a few example :

Basically, nearly everything in the last 6 boxes of this page is stolen. Isn't it a copyrights violation? What tag should I put on those pages to alert Guildwiki administrators and let them solve this problem? 09:57, 22 August 2007 (CDT)

Why is this page protected?[]

This makes me feel like a second-class editor. Please add the following to the Copyright page (you can delete the comment here). --◄mendel► 06:26, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Copyright in ArenaNet material[]

The use of material from the game and ArenaNet's Fansite Kit is governed by the following terms.

Source: , 06:26, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Guild Wars Copyright Information[]

© 2003-2007 ArenaNet, Inc. All rights reserved. NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, ArenaNet,, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall, Nightfall, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, Eye of the North, and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: , 06:26, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Terms of Use[]

I am interested in creating a Guild Wars or ArenaNet fansite. What is your policy regarding copyrights and trademarks? May I use ArenaNet and/or Guild Wars content, i.e., images, text, animations or sound files, on my web page?

Yes, you may use our content — that is images, text, and video or audio files — within the following parameters:
  • The content must be used in a noncommercial context for private, personal use only
  • You must include all copyright and other notices associated with the content
  • You acknowledge and agree that no title nor any other form of ownership to the content has been or will be transferred to you from ArenaNet nor from anyone else
  • You agree that you will not alter, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or in any other way modify the content
  • You agree that ArenaNet has the right to request removal of our content at any time, for any reason

You may not use our content on sites that contain or link to sites containing:

  • Hacks or cheats
  • Pornography
  • Inflammatory Content
  • Unlawful content
  • Objectionable content, as determined by ArenaNet
I have no clue why this page is protected, there's no entry in the log. Maybe it's a MediaWiki default? I personally don't see any reason to leave it protected, but I would appreciate input from other admins, especially anyone who might know more about the situation. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 17:55, 14 September 2008 (UTC) states:

Can I put ArenaNet or Guild Wars downloads on my web site?
Yes, you may. We allow the non-commercial mirroring of our downloadable Content, such as images, videos, demos, etc., as long as the content is not altered in any way. This permission may be rescinded at any time at the discretion of ArenaNet.

and also

Are there any legal notices and disclaimers that I need to have on my site when talking about your products?
Yes. You must include all copyright, trademark and other notices as appropriate. The following are the appropriate trademark designations:
Guild Wars™ is a trademark of NCsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
©2006 ArenaNet, Inc. All rights reserved. ArenaNet, Arena.Net and the ArenaNet logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

--◄mendel► 15:47, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I unprotected the page for you, since no one else seems to care. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 16:43, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


moved from Talk:Infernal Siege Wurm

Are we allowed to use images from GWW? I know this monster doesent have an image on any, just wondered :P. Supervillain-ToX 00:05, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Depends on the license. I usually state the source (i.e. copy the URL of the image) and select a license that corresponds to the license there, using the "screenshot" license for ANet material for the time being. --◄mendel► 00:13, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Licensing issues[]

I just noticed this once-GFDL licensed wiki has chosen to move to CC-BY-NC-SA, which is a wise choice. I'm assuming this is since GFDL 1.3 added section 11 that allows this to happen, but there's one flaw. The license it got compatibility with wasn't CC-BY-NC-SA, it was CC-BY-SA (note the lack of non-commercial). As such, the once GFDL-licensed stuff is currently being illegally used as it is not compatible with the new license. Now, this could be fixed by simply removing the NC-part of the current license, but that would illegalize the content added after the license change instead, since CC-BY-NC-SA is a stricter license and thus not compatible with CC-BY-SA. I realize I'm basically saying the wiki will contain illegal content either way, but it's important enough to be mentioned either way. — 22:29, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

This wiki was always CC-BY-NC-SA. I think. — Balistic 23:51, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
Yup, was always CC-BY-NC-SA. See the October 2005 version of GuildWiki:copyright. Has been CC-BY-NC-SA since the beginning I assume. — Balistic 23:52, December 27, 2009 (UTC)


Should this be updated? There's a newer version of the copyright here. Ariyen 19:33, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Per Fyren's comment at the top of this page re: 2.5, you can't legally change the license without approval from all rights holders (contributors), so basically it's not gonna happen. 21:14, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Right. That's not an upgrade in the way that you can download a program upgrade and install it over the old program - legally, it's a completely different license. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 06:04, 8 July 2012 (UTC)